Welcome to the website of British composer Will Handysides. Find out about Will and his music, listen to selected recordings of his music and get in touch!

Selected Recordings

Trumpet, Harpsichord and Orchestra - Natural Trumpet and Baroque Orchestra, featuring Chris Hart and the Asyla Ensemble

Surface/Submerge - Brass Dectet, performed by GMT Brass Ensemble

it is a line - Soprano, Ensemble and Electronics, collaboration with Declan Kolakowski

Photography © Sara Adams



2nd-4th February 2017 Première performances of 'Ancient And Modern' by Richard Hale School at Hertford Theatre - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

7th February 2017 Première of 'Menhir' by Clare Simmonds at Borough New Music, St George The Martyr, Borough High St., London

18th March 2017 Première of 'Next Time You Are Lying In A Beech Wood' by Hertford Symphony Orchestra, Hertford Theatre - CLICK FOR TICKETS


April 2016 Première of 'Muirbrigg Ceilidh' by Ret Frem Ensemble at Newbold College, Bracknell

June 2016 Première of 'Nor Erring Globes Wander' by Abi Heath at Guildhall School of Music and Drama


August 2015 Première of 'Trumpet, Harpsichord and Orchestra' by Chris Hart, Oliver Till and The Asyla Ensemble

June 2015 Première of 'it is a line' by Will Handysides Ensemble

May 2015 Première of 'Regina Caeli Laetare' by Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir

February 2015 Première and performances of 'Surface/Submerge' by GMT Brass Ensemble at St. Alfege Church, Greenwich and at St. John's Smith Square, London


October 2014 Second Performance of 'Peaks And Troughs And Plateaux' by Rolf Gupta and Sjøforsvarets Musikkorps and Première of 'Mire' by Tim Reynish and Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra

May 2014 Premières of 'Celebration' by Vokalensemblet Skrik 'Mr Palomar' by Bit20 Ensemble

April 2014 Première of String Quintet, featuring Quartet 'Furioso'

March 2014 Premières of 'The Kite Flyer' (Part 1) by JAM Trust, 'Chrysopoeia' at Borealis Festival and 'Peaks And Troughs And Plateaux' performed by SFMK in Bergen


December 2013 'The Man With No Face' at MIMA - MORE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ART, Leipzig

November 2013 Première 'Lendbreen Isbre' by Trondheim Sinfonietta at Trondheim Kunstmuseum and 'Sea Breezes' and 'Etude For Whistle' feature in soundtrack to Flavio Cury's 'The Man With No Face' at Kasseler Dokfest Film Festival, Munich

August 2013 Premières of 'Of My Daughter's Prayer' at Tête-À-Tête: The Opera Festival and Move to Bergen, Norway to study at Griegakademiet with Morten Eide Pedersen